Meaning of “beard the lion (in his/her den)” in the English Dictionary

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"beard the lion (in his/her den)" in British English

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beard the lion (in his/her den)

to visit an important person in order to tell or ask them something unpleasant

(Definition of “beard the lion (in his/her den)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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